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Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko has said the number of confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the city rose by 559 in the past day.

"In the past day, another 559 residents of Kyiv tested positive for the coronavirus, including 27 healthcare workers. There were 23 fatalities," Klitschko said on Telegram on October 21.

"As of today, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the city is 31,869."

According to the city mayor, 294 women aged 18 to 87 and 221 men aged 18 to 90 are among those infected.

Read alsoUkraine's government mulling over five scenarios for tougher COVID-19 quarantine – mediaTwenty girls (from one to 17 years old) and 24 boys (from two to 17 years old) have tested positive for COVID-19.

Klitschko said 63 new patients had been hospitalized, while the rest were self-isolating, undergoing treatment at home under medical supervision.

He added that 199 people had recovered in the past day.

In total, 11,115 Kyiv residents have already beaten the disease.

The highest number of the new cases in Kyiv was registered in Desniansky district (139), Dniprovsky district (78), and Pechersky district (66).

The total death toll in the city is 626 cases.

Quarantine in Ukraine: Background

  • The adaptive quarantine was introduced on August 1. The Ukrainian regions were split into the green, yellow, orange, and red zones depending on hospital load, the average number of PCR and ELISA tests, the ascertainment rate of COVID-19, and daily spread dynamics.
  • Quarantine-related curbs differ in each zone. The mildest ones are in the green zone, the regions included in the red zone will have to introduce the toughest restrictions.
  • On October 13, the Cabinet of Ministers extended the adaptive quarantine by late 2020.
  • Health Minister Maksym Stepanov says the ministry has no plans to introduce a new lockdown in Ukraine yet.
  • On October 15, Ukraine redrew the map of COVID-19 quarantine zones and new epidemic zoning took effect on Monday, October 19.